Newberry Library Daily Life Along the Chicago Burlington and Quincy Railroad
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Union Station--passengers at phone booth in concourse
Union Station--passengers at phone booth in concourse
TitleUnion Station--passengers at phone booth in concourse
Alternative TitlePassengers at phone booth in concourse
CreatorBubley, Esther
Date Created1948-05
Extent (Original)1 negative : b&w
35 mm.
Medium (Original)Negatives
DescriptionIn this black and white photograph a young woman holding a small child stands in front of a row of wooden telephone booths at a train station. Three full phone booths and part of a fourth are visible. A sign overhead reads "Public Telephone Center". The first booth on the left is closed and a male figure is partially visible through the windows in the upper portion of the doors. The doors on the other booths are open and the telephones are visible in the right back corners. The woman who has shoulder length, curled blond hair is standing facing away from the camera and looking off to the left. She is wearing a short dark jacket with a straight checked skirt, that falls below her knees. She is carrying a large rectangular black purse with a shoulder strap on her left shoulder. The child, who appears to be about 6 months old, is held upright by the woman and is dressed in a bonnet and wrapped in a blanket. The woman is also holding another bag with a baby blanket and a quilt diaper bag.
Note 1Photograph titles supplied from Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Granger project scrapbook captions.
Note 2Selected photographs published in Granger country : a pictorial social history of the Burlington Railroad / edited by Lloyd Lewis and Stanley Pargellis. Boston : Little, Brown, 1949.
Subject 1Union Station (Chicago, Ill.)
Subject 2Telephone booths -- Illinois -- Chicago
Subject 3Public telephones -- Illinois -- Chicago
Subject 4Mother and child -- Illinois -- Chicago
Coverage (Spatial) 1Chicago (Ill.)
Coverage (Spatial) 241.87866809639756, -87.64034271240234
Coverage (Temporal)1948
Contributors 1Lewis, Lloyd, 1891-1949
Contributors 2Pargellis, Stanley McCrory, 1898-
Contributors 3Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company
Photo NumberGranger 118M
CollectionDaily Life Along the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (Newberry Library)
Is Part OfChicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Archives
Extent (Digital)5788 KB
Medium (Digital)jpeg
Date Issued (Digital)2009-08-11
PublisherNewberry Library
RightsAll rights reserved by the Newberry Library. Permission to reproduce in any format must be requested in writing. Contact Photoduplication Department, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St., Chicago, IL 60610. Phone: 312-255-3566 E-mail:
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